Curator, Dr. Edward Valentin will discuss the exhibit, Arming a New Navy: The Naval Gun Factory and Its Local Workforce which focuses on the history of the Washington Navy Yard, including Building 76--the current home of the National Museum of the United States Navy. The talk explores the concept of work within the context of the Naval Gun Factory's operations and offers a window into the experiences of the factory's diverse workforce. Get a short tour of the exhibit following the program.

Dr. Edward Valentin is a historian/curator with the Campus Program Office at the National Museum of the United States Navy. He received his BS in U.S. History from the United States Military Academy and his PhD in History with a concentration on 19th-century U.S. History from Rice University. Before joining the National Museum of the U.S. Navy as a historian/curator in the summer of 2020, he worked as a curator at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas.

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Employees forge parts for breech mechanisms, 1943 National Archives, 80-G-38488

Employees forge parts for breech mechanisms, 1943 National Archives, 80-G-38488